Three public engagements have been held across the country to share information on the new National Pre-Tertiary Learning Assessment Framework in Tamale, Kumasi and Accra zones from November 5 – 12.

This was under the theme ‘Redefining Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes’. The fora were also to collate feedback and inputs from key education stakeholders and partners.

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The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh speaking at the stakeholder engagement at the Anglican Senior High School in Kumasi stated that the new assessment framework will ensure fairness, accountability and public confidence in the assessment system across the country.

According to the Minister, the Assessment framework would be used to take decisions on remediation, placement, promotion, certification and learner progress at the pre-tertiary level.

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Speaking at the zonal stakeholder engagement at the Tamale Senior High School, the Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum stated that the new assessment framework will provide guidance on assessment practices in schools to ensure a strong linkage between the curriculum, mode of learning, teaching and assessment at the pre-tertiary level.

He added that, the new framework is necessary because there is no standard policy document to guide assessment practices at the pre-tertiary level of education.

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At the Accra Technical Training Centre, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, Gifty Twum-Ampofo delivered a speech on behalf of the Minister of Education and stated that the new assessment framework is very important in the dynamic institution of teaching.

This is because learners change each year and teachers must adapt to meet their learners’ learning abilities. She admonished all stakeholders to make inputs and own the new assessment framework.

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In a presentation led by the NaCCA Executive Secretary, Dr. Prince Hamid Armah stressed that having a robust national assessment strategy is key in achieving the aspirations of the new curriculum.

He also stated that the new assessment framework would provide general guidelines for measuring the progress and achievement of all learners at various grade-levels against national standards.  

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Key education stakeholders and partners engaged included teachers, curriculum leaders, Principals of Colleges of Education, university lecturers from Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) and Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).

Also partaking in the fora were private schools representatives, community members, students, Directors of Education, unit managers of education, circuit supervisors, subject association reps, teacher unions, curriculum training officers, district teacher support team (DTST) representatives, NGOs and religious bodies.

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